GTA 5 owner Take-Two has three unannounced remasters in the works

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Take-Two Interactive are one of the biggest names in the video game industry. Responsible for 2K Games and Rockstar Games, it owns an awful lot. Recently, in its latest financial presentation, it provided details of what it had planned for the future. Amongst these details was the confirmation that Take-Two has three unannounced remasters in the works.

Before you jump the gun and get overly excited, there is more to this. For one, the parent company emphasises that ‘some of these titles will not be developed through completion, or some may be delayed’. Also, we have no idea what games these could be and they are most likely not what you want.

What is it remaking?

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Historically, Take-Two hasn’t been the biggest proponent of remasters. Even its most successful series, Grand Theft Auto, has never received a single remaster over its extensive 24-year history. The settings of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas are re-used but an actual remake has yet to surface.

The 2k Games side has provided more efforts to remake old titles. Both the Bioshock and Borderlands series saw remasters for its earlier titles. These were mostly released to modernise fan favourite games, ready to be bundled together to resell them on newer hardware.

So what games are going to be turned into remasters by Take-Two? Certainly, an older Grand Theft Auto title is a possibility. Specifically, somewhere between GTA 3 and GTA San Andreas seems most likely. I doubt we’ll see a Vice City remake as it is heavily speculated that GTA 6 will be set in Vice City anyway.

Otherwise, I’d place my bets on Bully and Midnight Club. Both are series that gamers loved back in the day but were left behind in favour of other projects. They are well known enough to build hype and could even be used to gauge if there is a market for potential future sequels.

New leak claims GTA 6 will feature the series’ first female protagonist

Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful video game franchises ever made. But it’s been over seven years since we last got a new instalment. But recent leaks suggest that GTA 6 is coming along well and that it could be making some big changes. Most notably, an inside source has claimed that it will be the first Grand Theft Auto to feature a playable female protagonist.

Specifically, the leak says that you’ll be able to play as both a female and a male. It’s unclear exactly what this means. It could be a system similar to GTA V where you could switch between Frankling, Trevor, and Michael. However, it’s not out of the question that we could see some kind of character creator instead.

What we know about GTA 6

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The source for this leak is surprisingly trustworthy. Tom Henderson is a well-known and respected source known for several Call of Duty and Battlefield leaks. His Black Ops Cold War leaks in particular have been flawlessly accurate over the last few months.

Unfortunately, we don’t know too much else about GTA 6. Publisher Rockstar Games has kept its cards close to its chest with little to no official information being confirmed. It’s expected to take place in Vice City due to the previous pattern established by the franchise. The mainline games have always rotated between San Andreas, Liberty City, and Vice City.

That’s not the only reason Vice City looks likely though. Last year it was reported that Rockstar was poking around asking various synthwave artists for music clearance. Needless to say, nothing quite says the 1980’s like some good old fashion synthwave. Although given varied and large GTA V’s soundtrack was, this hardly confirms GTA 6.

Regardless of when it comes out, the next Grand Theft Auto will be one of gaming’s biggest releases. After all, GTA V is the most grossing video game ever published. Over two years ago it had made Rockstar over $6 billion. With the amount of microtransactions present it’s fair to assume that number has climbed considerably since. And whilst GTA V is still raking in the numbers, I doubt Rockstar will feel any need to rush GTA 6 out.

FiveM Modders Banned From The GTA V Community

NTAuthority, TheDeadlyDutchi, and Qaisjp – three of the main modders behind  the FiveM mod for the Grand Theft Auto V – which allowed for modding dedicated servers – have been banned from GTA V’s social page, Rockstar Social.

At first it was unclear why they had been banned, but it’s theorized that the reason behind all of this is that their mod does not simply modify the GTA V Campaign – like all mods have to – but is strictly dedicated for the GTA Online port of the game, which obviously goes against the rules dictated by Rockstar.

Because of the lare amount of people asking why these 3 modders have been banned, Rockstar came to public on this matter and explained:

“The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy. Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

It’s currently unknown whether or not their bans will be permanent, but Qaisjp said that he will try to get in touch with the studio in order to clear this situation. He also said that players will not get banned for using the FiveM mod as much they don’t use it on the Online mode.

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VGamerZ’s GameZ of 2015: #7- Grand Theft Auto V PC

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We’ve been here before. The almighty, barnstorming success-magnet that is Grand Theft Auto V, adding yet another accolade to its hat. They’re still coming, a year and a half after the game’s original release.

Oh yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen. That’s how long PC gamers have been waiting for their bite at the Los Santos apple. The game first hit consoles in September 2013, receiving a spangly new next-gen edition for Xbox One and PS4 last November. Following in their wake is the Windows release, much delayed and finally scheduled for April 14.

For those of you who have been living in a remote tribal community in the Galapagos Islands for the last few years, a recap of the game. The plot centers around three miscreants, Trevor, Michael and Franklin, a criminal trio who combine forces to perform a series of heists and escape the ridiculous mess they make along the way. As per the Grand Theft Auto norm, the story spirals way out of control; an absurd festival of cheating wives, angry mob lords and raids on redneck drug labs.

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Grand Theft Auto V is, in just about every conceivable sense, an enormous game. The city itself is several times larger than any in the series, and offers many more possibilities for freeroamy funtimes. The range of activities is expanded too, with sidelines ranging from golf, tennis and the shooting range to yoga and beyond.

Another thing the series is known for is its wacky sense of humour. Sure, we’re dealing with some horribly dark subject matter at times, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some tongue-in-cheek fun with it. In Grand Theft Auto 2, I fondly remember running down a band of Elvis impersonators with the ice cream truck I was driving, while a jaunty rendition of The Baby Elephant Walk played from its tinny speakers.

The nutty situations some of V’s missions put you in are testament to that spirit. One standout early moment for me was the mission to retrieve Michael’s boat, involving some death-defying gymnastic leaps from moving vehicle to moving vehicle. Dark humour is the name of the game, and the psychopathic Trevor is a walking example of this.

But most of us know all of this. And that’s exactly the point. Grand Theft Auto V was not a game, it was an event. Right up there with the biggest entertainment launches in history, and rightly so. It’s everything the series is, ‘roided up and exaggerated yet further. It also brought us Grand Theft Auto Online, the equally huge, multiplayer cherry on the cake. An event indeed, and a highlight on PC gamer’s list for sure. Exacerbated by the endless delays, of course.